Marine farm monitoring

Each of our sites operate within a licence agreement specific to that area. Whilst controls on different sites may vary the general indicators for environmental compliance within, and on the borders of lease areas are as follows:

  • There must be no significant visual, chemical or biological impacts extending 35 metres from the boundary of the lease area, as specified in our marine farming licence.
  • Environmental monitoring must be done in the lease area, 35 metres outside the boundary of the marine farming lease area and at any comparison sites in accordance with the requirements specified in our marine farming licence.

Please visit our Sustainability Dashboard to find out more about:

  • Our farm fallowing program
  • Current farm compliance

New developments in farming technology and practices will further reduce our impact on the marine environment.

Our new pens, feeding systems and lease locations will all contribute to better outcomes for our fish and the marine environment. Click here to find out more.

The Macquarie Harbour Dissolved Oxygen Working Group Report October 2014

The Macquarie Harbour Dissolved Oxygen Working Group (MHDOWG) Report October 2014 follows the establishment of the MHDOWG by the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association (TSGA) with the purpose of examining levels of dissolved oxygen in Macquarie Harbour in 2014.

The MHDOWG is comprised of representatives from the aquaculture industry, scientific community and institutions and government, including Huon Aquaculture. The MHDOWG Report 2014 was never intended for public release and is an internal and highly technical document. However, recognising the high level of public interest in dissolved oxygen levels in Macquarie Harbour the report has been made publicly available.

From the recommendations made in the October report ongoing research is currently being carried out and this work is referred to as the MHDOWG Working Report. A July update to the MHDOWG Working Report is currently being reviewed and is due to be made publicly available in September 2015.

Please note that the MHDOWG Working Report is an ongoing report and is not intended to be completed or finalised and that the MHDOWG will continue to provide updates to the working report.

You can find the MHDOWG Report October 2014 here.

If you have any questions about the report or its findings please contact us using our online contact form.